How Tall Is That Pole?

Ray and Bubba, mechanical engineers, were standing at the base of a flagpole, looking up.

A woman walked by and asked what they were doing.

'We're supposed to find the height of the flagpole,' said Bubba,
'but we don't have a ladder.'

The woman took a wrench from her purse, loosened a few bolts, and laid the pole down. Then she took a tape measure from her pocket, took a measurement, then announced, 'Eighteen feet, six inches,' and walked away.

Ray shook his head and laughed.

'Ain't that just like a woman! We ask for the height and she gives us the length!'